Jayne Abe


Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, Jayne Abe is currently in her third year of study at the
University of Toronto Faculty of Music, pursuing her degree in piano performance in the
studio of Dr. Lisa Tahara. She has been playing the piano since the age of four, and found her
passion towards collaborative music making as she pursued her musical education. Both her
enthusiasm in collaborative piano and her own cultural heritage led to a private creative
project with Chihiro Yasufuku, named Hibiki project, which is an online platform that
celebrates Japanese art and music culture. She currently plays with singers, instrumentalists,
in a piano quartet, and works as a pianist for Voice Graduate Pedagogy Program at the
University of Toronto, expanding her career path as a professional collaborative pianist.
During her undergraduate years, she participated in and received prizes from the Pacific
International Piano Competition, Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, Ontario Music Festival,
and more.